Likelihood of "full scale" nuclear meltdown?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by benwm, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. benwm


    It seems there has already been "partial meltdown" at some of the reactors.

    "Full scale meltdown" of multiple reactors appears to be the worst case scenario. What exactly would that mean? I think it is probably overdue that we begin planning for the worse case scenario, and then we can prepare, whilst hoping that the worse case scenario does not come to fruition.

    For days we have heard so called nuclear experts saying the current nuclear disaster will not be as bad as Chernobyl. I was concerned about the radiation leaks on Friday, and each day we get more and more worrisome developments. Please could someone explain why it will not as bad as Chernobyl, from a technical perspective?

    For those who don't know about Chernobyl, here are some pictures:-
    "My trip to Chernobyl: the pictures"